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Herdwick Cottage Ambleside

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "What a little gem Herdwick Cottage is!"

    It was spotlessly clean, cozy, comfortable and very well equipped. It’s in a perfect location in a quiet part of Ambleside with shops, pubs, cinema and restaurants right on the doorstep and easy access to lots of lovely walks. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back when we next visit the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a wonderful week at Herdwick Cottage."

    Notwithstanding the winter weather, the cottage was clean, well equipped and comfortable. We must praise and thank the owners for their kindness, when our car refused to start due to the bad weather, and they allowed us to remain in the cottage for several hours until the breakdown company arrived. We were so grateful, and will most definitely return. The cottage is so convenient, with a level walk into town only minutes. Any future visitors will not be diss appointed. Thank you so much for our stay. Keith&Margaret

    You are so welcome and thank you for staying with us. I hope your journey home was uneventful after the delay. Best wishes, Sarah and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jan 2024

  • "This is a well presented and equipped cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    The location could not be more perfect for exploring Ambleside and it was always easy to find a parking spot either right outside or just around the corner. The owners have really thought of everything, including the board games and the games consoles which kept the children entertained after a day hiking or on wet days. We would definitely return to this property.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments - yes, we like the basement as well on a rainy day! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Sarah and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iona5.0Oct 2023

  • "We previously stayed here last year and booked to return straight away as it was perfect for us, however this trip we were slightly disappointed because the internet connection was awful."

    With 2 of the 3 of having to do some work while we were here we ended up having to go to a local cafe as the internet kept dropping out. Also it meant that none of the TV additional channels worked.

    We were so glad that you returned to stay at Herdwick Cottage. I'm really sorry to hear that the internet was not working properly. We usually have a 'superfast' and very reliable service for the area. I've investigated and we found a fault with the aerial at the front of the house and it has been replaced, and so I do hope that if you return you can enjoy a reliable connection again - many thanks for your feedback. Many thanks, Sarah and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Sep 2023

  • "We arrived to a cleanly presented home to stay for the week."

    All the little extras in the kitchen and bathrooms were so appreciated. The beds are so comfy and the bedrooms were lovely and spacious. The cottage is so close to everything in the town but not noisy, perfect for local hikes and walks in the area. This was our third visit to Ambleside and our first visit staying in Herdwick Cottage. We’ve enjoyed it so much we have booked our return visit in 2024!

    Thank you so much for your feedback and we're looking forward to seeing you in 2024! Best wishes, Sarah and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and supplied with loads of little extras."

    It was convenient for the town centre and walking distance to some great restaurants. Due to the weather we were outside all week. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the items left at our disposal. We’ve always had to bring shampoo’s, cleaning products, cloths, t-towels and so many other things that it was a real home from home. Parking was easy with the permit and one car was left in the nearby car park for the week (£38). We were happy to use the local bus service, if we weren’t walking. Great place, easy to book and would definitely be back. (That’s a first as well). We just didn’t have enough time to see everything! Thanks for having us.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything the property and the area have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely clean and well presented cottage."

    Really well Cared for and well thought out by the owners with nice little touches. Everything we needed was there and more. This is a great location for the town, restaurants and amenities of Ambleside. We loved being so close. The parking options were good and we always managed to park near the cottage. Great access to the amazing surrounding area for walks and attractions.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage with all the facilities you need located perfectly in the heart of Ambleside."

    The parking permit allowed us to leave our car parked up for the week as we explored the lakes on foot and bus. The bedrooms are well sized and perfect for a family of four as we were. The house was very clean, modernised with new bathrooms, decor and furniture. Faultless.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was fantastic."

    The photos of the property are great, but in person the cottage is better in every way. We had a wonderful time here with our family of four and look forward to returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Reid5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Herdwick Cottage."

    The location is excellent: quiet but a stone's throw away from all the shops, restaurants and cafes in Ambleside. The cottage was very well-equipped and comfortable. We are looking forward to coming back some day, especially once the new bathrooms have been installed.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Sep 2022

  • "Our third visit to Herdwick cottage and not our last!"

    Perfect location, superbly equipped, comfortable beds, nicely furnished. Can’t criticise anything!!

    It was so lovely to welcome you both back to Herdwick Cottage - and you brought such amazing weather with you! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon, Sarah and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugo5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely with comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen and in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Shona4.4Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely and comfortable cottage to stay at, very well equipped kitchen, had everything you could possibly want and more, you have thought of everything, bedrooms were so pretty and beds so comfortable, had best sleep ever, all furnishings of very good quality, great base to stay for pubs restaurants and shops and for walking from if you’re a walker,there was a couple of things that need a little attention, the shower head kept slipping out of the holder and falling to the floor in the bathroom with the bath in it and also the shower door when opening would swing back and into door frame, maybe a rubber door stop on door frame would help to cushion the glass, saying all that I would definitely recommend my family and friends to rent your cottage, I am already looking to see if I can come back later on in the year, for me it was a perfect place to stay."

    Thank you so much for your kind comments and we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have replaced the shower holder and addressed the shower door swinging open - many thanks for your feedback. We are going to replace both bathrooms in January 2023 and I really hope that you will stay with us again to test them out! Best wishes, Sarah and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "The position of the cottage was great for shops, amenities, pubs, restaurants and walks from the door."

    Thank you for you kind comments, yes the location is perfect! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2021

  • "One of our best stays."

    A beautiful cottage in a perfect location and very well kitted out. Kitchen was the best kitchen I have been to. Very comfortable beds. Will definitely stay here again.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you to Ambleside again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a great stay at herdwick cottage and would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    The owner has thought of everything needed , it was spotless and central for everything. The Clarkson Family

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great house in a great location."

    Best quality of kitchenware of any rental we have stayed in before. Major issue dealt with quickly by the cottage owners and Lakelovers. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2021

  • "Just a little bit concerned that the prices are starting to go up by quite a large percentage."

    We looked at the same cottage for next year and the price increase was eye watering.

    Thank you for your comment further to your stay with us at Herdwick Cottage, we hope you had a wonderful holiday. Our pricing for next year is in line with others in the industry and the increase is because of the huge demand for properties in The Lakes, we do hope you find something suitable to come and stay again in the near future, Kind Regards, The Owner Relationship Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is perfect, fully equipped and wonderful."

    We have visited the lakes many times but this is the best yet!

    Paul & GayleJan 2020

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage."

    Very well equipped (you’ve thought of everything). Excellent location.

    Mr RawlinsonSep 2019

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a great location, we had some lovely walks from the door."

    Mr JungeSep 2019

  • "Happy stay in this beautiful cottage."

    A real home form home in a fabulous location.

    Stapleford PartySep 2019

  • "Herdwick Cottage is in a great location, very clean and well appointed."

    It made a excellent base from which to explore.

    Mr CoppAug 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Herdwick Cottage."

    Excellent house in a superb location.

    Mrs ProddowJul 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation in a very handy location."

    Mrs BrideJun 2019

  • "It’s a lovely cottage, perfectly situated in Ambleside, and has everything you could need."

    Mr LockettApr 2019

  • "Perfection."

    It was everything we wanted. Loved the cottage – lovely shower and mod cons – even enjoyed one of the jigsaws kindly provided by the owner! It was very comfortable and the quality of the accommodation made rainy days a pleasure too!”

    Rob & FlissMar 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and DVD player, 1 x second-floor double with TV and DVD player, 1 x second-floor single (as shown on image the pull-out bed is not now available) with TV and DVD player
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room/games room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine
  • x5 TV, x4 DVD player, Bluetooth sound system, X-Box 360 and Wii
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and highchair are available
  • Parking permit for 1 car for local on-street parking
  • Free additional overnight parking on the street
  • Enclosed courtyard patio
  • Please note: this property has a maximum occupancy of 5 including infants
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4:00pm, check-out by 10:00am

The property

Situated in the centre of Ambleside, Herdwick Cottage is a beautiful and well- equipped property.

On the ground floor relax by a alluring wood burning stove in the comfortable lounge, cook family meals in the kitchen and socialise around a spacious table in the dining area.

Downstairs there’s a games room with X-Box 360 and Wii consoles – perfect for keeping the kids entertained.

On the first floor you’ll find a king size bedroom and two bathroom facilities.

Whilst the second floor contains two more bedrooms, a pretty double and good sized single.

The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with a welcoming feel.

From the kitchen you can step outside to enjoy an enclosed rear patio and a parking permit is provided with free street parking near the cottage.

Located in the centre of Ambleside, Herdwick Cottage is the perfect base to enjoy all the village has to offer including vibrant shops, traditional pubs, contemporary eateries and even two cinemas.

A relaxed twenty minute walk from Herdwick Cottage will take you to the shores of Lake Windermere where beautiful boats sail daily with connections for the Lakeside Steam Railway, Aquarium of the Lakes and Lakeland Motor Museum.

Herdwick Cottage is a beautiful Lakeland retreat for families and couples in the heart of Ambleside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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